Carbon Clean supplies carbon capture technology to three more industrial facilities

Article by Amanda Doyle

CARBON Clean has announced three new agreements with power-to-fuels, cement, and hydrogen production companies for use of its carbon capture technology.

Carbon Clean uses semi-modular technology with a proprietary solvent. The semi-modular systems containerise 80% of the carbon capture system, and are fully scalable. The system is currently being operated at 38 sites around the world. The company is currently testing its next-generation full modularisation technology. This would reduce the equipment to a tenth of the size, leading to a 50% reduction in capex and opex compared to open-plant designs.

Carbon Clean has now entered into an agreement with Liquid Wind, a power-to-fuels company, to capture CO2 from an industrial site in Sweden which can be combined with Liquid Wind’s renewable hydrogen to produce eMethanol. When the carbon-neutral fuel is used in the marine sector it can reduce CO2 emissions by 94%.

The fuel facility will be built in Örnsköldsvik, on the north east coast of Sweden. It is expected to be operational in early 2024 with a capacity to convert 70,000 t/y of captured CO2 into 50,000 t/y of eMethanol.

Claes Fredriksson, CEO, Liquid Wind added: “Carbon Clean is a leader in carbon capture, committed to continuously reducing the cost of the process, which is essential as we work together to produce cost-competitive carbon neutral fuel. We are impressed by Carbon Clean’s approach and expertise and look forward to working closely with the team to reduce the levelised cost of eMethanol production.”

Japanese company Taiheiyo Cement will use Carbon Clean’s technology to capture CO2 from rotary kilns used for cement production. It will be installed at Taiheiyo Cement's Kumagaya Plant. Demonstration tests will begin in September 2021 with a capacity of 10 t/d of CO2 captured.

Carbon Clean has also signed a memorandum of understanding with hydrogen production company BayoTech for a demonstration facility at a BayoTech site in North America. The carbon capture plant is expected to be operational by the end of 2022. The companies will also explore commercial solutions for hydrogen and carbon capture deployment.

Mo Vargas, CEO of BayoTech, said: “The combination of technologies provides an ideal solution to industrial decarbonisation and clean fuel production that is deployable today.”

Aniruddha Sharma, CEO of Carbon Clean commented: “We are excited about this breakthrough partnership with BayoTech that is going to enable the growth of the green hydrogen economy. We look forward to this relationship growing to realise our shared objective of delivering affordable and modular H2/CO2 solutions to drive the transition to a greener future.”

Article by Amanda Doyle

Staff Reporter, The Chemical Engineer

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